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scar (one) for life

To leave an indelible impression upon one's memory or psyche for the rest of one's life. Often used in passive constructions. Seeing her parents die in such a terrible manner scarred the poor girl for life. I hope such a traumatic event like that won't scar him for life!
See also: life, scar

scar over

1. To leave a scar (in place of some wound) after healing. Thankfully the incision isn't very noticeable after it scarred over. That cut is going to scar over if you don't stop picking at that scab!
2. Of some painful event, to stop hurting in one's heart, especially in a way that does not confront or resolve the painful emotions. Just when I think the death of my daughter has finally started to scar over, that I'll finally stop grieving every second of every day, something reminds me of her and the pain comes rushing back as intense as ever. His broken heart eventually scarred over, but it left him cold and distrustful of ever giving his love so fully to anyone ever again.
See also: over, scar

scar over

[for an injury] to form and leave a scar. The wound will scar over, but your arm will never be the same as it was before the accident.
See also: over, scar
References in classic literature ?
Has a scar on the right cheek, and appears to have been burned with powder on the face.
Has a scar on the back of his neck, nearly half round, done by a knife.
He has a scar on the corner of his mouth, two cuts on and under his arm, and the letter E on his arm.
Has a scar on one of his arms from the bite of a dog.
Has a cut on the left arm, a scar on the left shoulder, and two upper teeth missing.
Has holes in his ears, a scar on the right side of his forehead, has been shot in the hind part of his legs, and is marked on the back with the whip.
Has a scar on her cheek, and the end of one of her toes cut off.
Ran away, a negro man named Henry; his left eye out, some scars from a dirk on and under his left arm, and much scarred with the whip.
That we shall see," said the judge, scowling upon the youth, while once more an angry murmur ran around the crowd; for, as I have said, the men of Denby were proud of stout William of the Scar.
But in after days, when the men that saw that wrestling bout were bent with age, they would shake their heads when they heard of any stalwart game, and say, "Ay, ay; but thou shouldst have seen the great David of Doncaster cast stout William of the Scar at Denby fair.
2] laser or an Er:YAG [erbium-doped YAG]," as AFR options for scar treatment.
THE FN SCAR WAS A SOLUTION for military demands that date back to 2004 through 2009.
Among the two segments of scar treatment market, the product segment is expected to witness the faster growth during the forecast period.
For about three months or longer, new collagen continues to form and blood supply increases, causing the scar to become raised, lumpy and red.
A 28-year-old Indian woman presented with the complaint of pain and swelling on the cesarean scar site for 1 year.